Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

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Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by Dbug » Thu May 28, 2015 9:11 am

- http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Gros-Lot-Oric-At ... 1880966737
5 Atmos, 5 Microdiscs, apparently complete with PSUs and even some Oric branded tape drives

- http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Oric-Telestrat-1 ... 1880971589
1 telestrat with the box

- http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Ordinateur-Oric- ... 1880959020
1 atmos with the box

- www.ebay.fr/itm/oric-atmos-48k/261898103656
1 atmos with 4 games on tape plus the welcome tape

The shop of the guy has other Oric stuff, including some single microdisc units: www.ebay.fr/sch/playmofred45/m.html

Most of the stuff is between one and 7 days auctions remaining, and so far the prices seems in the acceptable range, if you need Oric stuff, you should definitely take a peek.

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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by Godzil » Thu May 28, 2015 9:53 am

Sadly the telestrat is an auction :(

And I fear that it end quite high..

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Post by coco.oric » Thu May 28, 2015 9:03 pm

oops prices are increasing quickly !
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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by Symoon » Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 pm

I'd like to get one or two 3" drives (don't mind about the controller or Oric plastic drive case), but they seem to have been stored in quite a dirty place...

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Post by Chema » Fri May 29, 2015 8:53 am

And I'd like to get a Microdisc case, even if empty. Just to put my controller + 3,5 floppy drive inside. :(

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Post by Godzil » Fri May 29, 2015 9:54 am

Symoon wrote:I'd like to get one or two 3" drives (don't mind about the controller or Oric plastic drive case), but they seem to have been stored in quite a dirty place...
Same for me, plus the telestrat, but currently 202€ is, is about 100 more than what I would normally put on a telestrat, especially one without the drive., the polystyren is not something really useful TBH.

I really wonder who are these buyers that I'm sure no real Oricist never know about.

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Post by Chema » Fri May 29, 2015 5:42 pm

One stupid question. The Microdisc units in the photos seem a bit different from the ones I saw before and pictured in the box. I can't see the red bottom part which keeps the unit tilted, for instance.

Where there different cases for the Microdisc?

And, how can you tell a master unit (including controller) from a slave one? Just curious.

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Post by Chema » Fri May 29, 2015 5:44 pm

Godzil wrote:
I really wonder who are these buyers that I'm sure no real Oricist never know about.
I bet collectors or people wanting to make money re selling the stuff later on (once cleaned, repaired,...) Telestrats are expensive and Microdiscs were nearly impossible to find a few months ago.

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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by Symoon » Sat May 30, 2015 8:01 am

Chema wrote:One stupid question. The Microdisc units in the photos seem a bit different from the ones I saw before and pictured in the box. I can't see the red bottom part which keeps the unit tilted, for instance.
I'm no expert in disk drives, but you're right about the picture on the box!
The red bottom part was very easy to remove, so I guess it's the 1st thing that remains in the box or that is lost if not needed.
And, how can you tell a master unit (including controller) from a slave one? Just curious.
Don't think it's visible without opening it. I once got a master one from someone that told me "I'm giving you this, it's not working on the Telestrat". Bingo, it had a controller card inside...

That means people bidding on Ebay not asking the question don't know if they buy a master or slave drive. Either they don't mind, either they may be very disappointed...

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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by ibisum » Sun May 31, 2015 4:21 pm

I think that one thing that has to be remembered during these auctions and things is that the value of these machines is increasing because of all of you guys/this community in general. The cooler we make the machines, the more people will want the originals. That's sort of a unique position.

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Post by Chema » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:01 pm

The big lot ended up in 785€! I only hope it ended up in the hands of someone who appreciates the machine :(

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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by Symoon » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:49 pm

Those prices are crazy. I hope for the wnnier he did bid for a few master drives (hard to tell on the picture !), and working ones.
Is there no low-cost company that make news 3" drives? ;)

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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by iss » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:01 am

Yes, crazy prices indeed! And the Telestrat ended up in 473.20€ :shock: .

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Post by Godzil » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:52 am

iss wrote:Yes, crazy prices indeed! And the Telestrat ended up in 473.20€ :shock: .
Yes that's absolutely Crazy, and I'm sure the buyer is absolutely not interested in the computer itself, but just sell it again, or put it in a box to let it rot somewhere...

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Re: Atmoses, Microdiscs and Telestrats on ebay

Post by Symoon » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:52 am

iss wrote:Yes, crazy prices indeed! And the Telestrat ended up in 473.20€ :shock: .
Well, at least for this one, the price is rather constant. From what I can recall, for about the last 10-15 years, the Telestrats I saw on Ebay were sold between 400 and 550€ (can't recall the details though - box, drive, or not).

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